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De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Zottegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed for and by members of Zythos branch BLES. Filtered, non-pasteurised, bottle-conditioned. Named after a Zottegems regional cookie. De "Hoevebrouwers", a young brewing couple want to start up a brewery on their farm. 1° version at De Graal, 2° at Alvinne, 3° again at De Graal


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle at Maxs. Chestnut amber-brown color. Nice and creamy, thick head. Doughy sweet brown malt aroma. Very yeasty, thick and smooth. Great mouthfeel, very pleasant to drink. Reminiscent of a good English Nut Brown, but Belgified. Great.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerre (2680) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle, 33 cl. Yesterday at the opening of the "farm brewers". This new ’Koekelaring’ version has a Red-brown color, with a big creamy head. Medium body. Taste is little sour, malty, some bitterness. A very good creation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3126) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2011
Hazy brown colour. Full malty aroma. Intense malt tastewhich slowly develops into a bitter cocoa finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1937) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Tasted from 11.2oz bottle, this is the De Graal version. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a thick and long-lasting white head. Nose of orange peel, some spices, and light candy malt. Flavors are candy malt, spices, orange, and an enjoyable hops bitterness. The body, carbonation, and finish are all medium. This beer is very well balanced and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2432) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
33cL stubby bottle notched as 2009 on the side of the label. Brewed at De Graal. Picked up at Binny’s in Chicago, probably sat on the self this whole time. The beer pours with a medium head and a dark brown body into my Jolly Pumpkin & Maui Brewing Sobrehumano tulip. Aroma is very much Dubbel and the age has helped, imo. Sweet black bread with light plum ascents. So Belgian, so dubbel and nicely subdued by the age (btw, no cardboard coming through). Flavor is less aggressive but a more caraway and less sweet (and less plumy) black bread. Very nicely attenuated finish to the beer. Just a nice beer, nicely aged with no sigh of age. Medium-light with an effervescent finish. There are a lot of 12 Percent imports that I do not like so much but I really like this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle@Home. Dark malts and nice dark fruits in the aroma. Brown, beige head, good lace. Surprisingly full and full of flavours, very malty and fruity, lightly spiced, nice bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (526) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2013
From 33cl bottle from Binny’s poured in a tulip. Minimal head and lacing cloudy nut brown appearance. Aroma is truly delightful. Spicy and fruity, notes of hazelnut and raisin. Flavor is less spicy and herbal than I expected. Almost a bit dour. Grainy bock-like finish. Very slight bitterness. Thin mouthfeel, especially for a dubbel. Interesting, but unexceptional beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3610) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle, 1st De Graal version. Chestnut red, good off white head and moderate condition. Gentle fruity yeast in the nose with a slight figginess, delicate roasted barley and sweet fruity malt in the mouth, gentle sweet malt and roasted barley in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6499) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Pours dark amber with a thin off-white head and a toffee aroma There is a pleasant carbonated dark brown taste with a dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11074) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours medium brown with a slight creamy beige head. Aroma is browned roast malt with leather or tobacco. Mediumbody; mild carbonation. Flavor is brown malt, herby hop, and tobacco notes. Astringent. Finishes dry, bitter, and even a little brown sugar to fight the dry. Good.


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